[BLOG TOUR] Excerpt + Giveaway - MAD LOVE by Colet Abedi
Released: March 11th 2014
23-year-old aspiring artist Sophie Walker can think of no better place than the exotic paradise of the Maldives Islands to escape the wrath of her controlling parents, the monotony of her boring legal work and her passionless boyfriend. With her two best friends along for the ride and to help her find herself again, Sophie is not prepared for the enigmatic Clayton Sinclair. Clayton comes from another world of privilege that seems like a fantasy to Sophie. Can this man introduce her to the passion & seduction she never realized she was desperately searching for? Sophie quickly becomes ensnared in Clayton's seductive web until a shocking treachery makes her question her judgment and actions.
He stops at the water’s edge and drops the equipment.
It’s almost comical, because there are literally no waves, a baby could play in
this water and be totally fine. It’s the calmest possible sea for someone
frightened of high tide, sharks, and giant octopus. I still don’t care. I walk
in to my ankles and actually enjoy the warmth of the water. I turn and smile at
him.“This is nice.”He crosses his arms and chuckles I know he’s amused by
me and is probably wondering how he can trick me into the water. But I’m on
high alert now. I’m not going in there and having a meltdown in front of him; I
shiver at the thought. My mind drifts as I notice his arms flex. I lazily
admire his biceps and sigh.“That’s not good enough, baby. You’re not standing
there all day,” he finally says.“I’m perfectly fine just dunking my feet in the water,
promise. Take your time out there. I’ll just be here and watch, catch some
rays,” I tell him as I peel off my sundress and turn to give him a healthy view
of the ass he claims to loves.I catch a glimpse of his mouth dropping open before my
back is completely to him.“Christ, Sophie,” he mutters.I slowly turn to face him and can’t resist giving him a once over.“Yes, Clayton?” I ask and his eyes eat me alive.“Your body is perfect.” I watch as he checks me out.So not perfect, I think, but I won’t argue with you.
Whatever drugs you’re on that make you see me in that way are just fine, in my
opinion.“Thank you, sir. But I think you and I both know that
your body is the one that’s mouthwateringly, deliciously, incredible.” Where in the hell did that come from? How did I even
come up with something like that? Did I read it in a book? I wonder.“You’re trying to distract me,” he says huskily.“Is it working?”“Maybe,” he tells me as he takes a step toward me,
slowly stalking me. He’s got full on wolf eyes and I smile in anticipation.“Have you ever seen the movie From Here to Eternity?” I
ask him as I think about the two of us replaying the famous beach scene in my
head, where they kiss passionately on the sand.“Of course.”“Wanna role-play?” I flirt outrageously.I let him pull me up against his body and instantly
move my arms up his chest. I kiss his skin softly, lick his nipple, and sigh
with contentment when he groans and lifts me up and kisses me full on the lips.
I wrap my legs around his waist as he kisses me deeply. He pulls back and cups
my face in his large hands. “I don’t need to play. I just want you.”God. I pull his face to mine and kiss him with all the
passion I have. Our lips meet and before I know it I’m clinging to him,
mindlessly lost in the moment. I could really kiss him for days, I dreamily
think to myself. My desire for him is all consuming. I tighten my legs around
his waist, try- ing to show him how bad I want him as well.My From Here to Eternity fantasy is rudely snatched
from me as I realize we’re waist deep in the water. How the hell did this
happen? My eyes flip open in panic and I try to push away from Clayton and walk
like a bat out of hell back to the safety zone, but Clayton won’t let go of me.
His grip is tight and I know it’s useless to fight him.“I don’t think so, baby.” His voice is so sure. Fucker.
He knows I’m no match for his strength.Since I know I’m safe in his arms, my legs hold him
close like my life depends on it. And PS, it literally does. I can hear him
laugh against my ear, but I won’t look at him because my arms have a death grip
around his neck and my eyes are dead shut. I try to calm myself down, I know
I’m act- ing like a complete and utter idiot, but it’s hard.“Sophie. Let up. You’re practically choking me. Do you
want me to drown?” Yeah, right. Him drown? As if. He tries to loosen my hold,
but to hell with that. He asked for it. He deceived me!“Do you think I would ever let anything happen to you,
baby?” he whispers softly in my ear. “Do you think I would ever put you in any
type of danger? If I thought for one minute that there was something in this
water that could harm you in any way, I would never let you step foot in it.”
His hand rubs my head softly, massaging my neck to soothe me as he continues.
“You can do this. We can do this together, sweetheart.”Sweetheart? Yes, that’s how easy I am. Oh my God. I
love his hands on my body, I love how he is trying to ease my fears. I love his
soft voice whispering to me. I just . . . Fuck. I just love him.
Colet Abedi has been an entertainment industry executive for over ten years. In addition to working on many television programs for NBC, ABC, FOX, and most cable networks, she is best known for her work as head writer for the telenovela serials American Heiress and Fashion House, the latter of which starred Bo Derek and Morgan Fairchild, on the FOX-owned MyNetworkTV. Abedi currently has one television series in syndication, Unsealed: Alien Files, and has completed Five Souls, her first feature film. She is also the co-author of young adult fiction novel, FAE. Book one was released July 2013 by Diversion Publishing Group and was an instant online bestseller. The Dark King, the second in the planned FAE trilogy, was released May 2014. FAE was recently optioned by Ridley Scott. Colet is a native of California, graduated with a B.A. in English literature from the University of California at Irvine, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three dogs.